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Sport Level 3 Single Diploma at Harris Academy South Norwood

Course description

Dependent on the base site and the pathway the student is following they can cover topics from the following components:


Examination Units (see below in assessment section)


Mandatory Units:

Unit 2 Sports coaching and Activity Leadership

Unit 5 Performance analysis in sport and exercise

Unit 8 Organisation of Sports Events

Unit 11 Physical activity for specific groups

Unit 17 Sports Injuries and rehabilitation

Unit 18 Practical Skills in Sports and Physical Activities


Optional Units:

Unit 7 Improving Fitness for Sport and Physical Activity

Unit 13 Health and Fitness testing for Sport and Exercise

Unit 19 Sport and Exercise Psychology

Unit 20 Sport and Exercise Sociology

Entry requirements

Learners should be aged 16 to 18 Learners should have completed a GCSE or equivalent Level 2 qualification in a sport related subject to give them enough background knowledge for the Level 3.


External Examinations

The examinations periods are in January and May. Learners are only allowed to sit each examination twice to secure a pass.

The Extended Certificate pathway comprises of 2 examination Units.

The examination Units are:

Unit 1 Body systems and the effects of physical activity

Unit 3 Sports organisation and development

Unit 4 Working safely in sport, exercise, health and leisure

Unit 9 Sports Research project

Unit 21 Sport as a business


Internally assessed

The majority of the units are assessed internally by the learner’s teacher and are then externally moderated by OCR.

Future opportunities

Learners should take the Extended Certificate as it will give them specialist skills, knowledge and understanding of sport and physical activity which, gained alongside other vocational or academic qualifications, can allow them access to Higher Education on sports-related programmes. The units they study will give learners an understanding of sport in the wider contexts of coaching and leadership, anatomy and physiology, the body’s short- and long-term responses to physical activity and the framework of sport in the UK and the organisations involved. Learners will also develop transferable skills such as planning, communication, adaptability and leadership.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harris Academy South Norwood directly.

Last updated date: 07 April 2017
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